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Trans Research Group

About The Trans Research Committee


The Trans Research Group is a transgender and non-binary (TGNB) led committee.  It aims to expand TGNB-centered research, aid in social and policy changes, and ultimately have a positive impact on the community as a whole. The group's research acknowledges the lived experiences of transgender, non-binary, and intersex community members and researchers. The research is guided by a theoretical framework that includes minority stress, resilience, intersectionality, and interpersonal and professional relationships.


Currently, the commitee is focusing on research that promotes a greater understanding of the social determinants of health that impact transgender folks, with the greater goal of informing policies, practices, and TGNB-centered programs that can support the trans and non-binary community.

Current Ongoing Studies

Developing an adapted gender minority stress and resilience model to explain alcohol use and harms among transgender youth who drink

Aim: To examine experiences leading up to the occasions that transgender

youth drink alcohol (such as victimization and discrimination), experiences

while they drink (such as mood and drug effects), and experiences after they

drink (such as harms, like a hangover, missing school or work, having a fight),

using cell phone-based surveys.

HOPE Centre Principal Investigator(s): Sarah S. Dermody, Alex Abramovich

Community Partners/Advisors/Knowledge Users: Christina Yager (CAMH)

Theo Quinn, Christian Hendershot, Trevor Hart, Elizabeth Saewyc, Jeffrey


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